Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 28, 2023

(Exact name of Registrant, as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

Mailing address:
4980 Carroll Canyon Rd.
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121
(Address of principal executive

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (858) 412-8151

Former name or address, if changed since last report: Not Applicable.

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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities

On April 28, 2023, Cue Health Inc. (“Cue” or the “Company”) announced that it was implementing a new cost reduction plan (the “CRP”). Management, with the oversight and guidance of the Company’s board of directors, determined to implement the CRP following a review of the Company’s business, operating expenses and the macroeconomic environment. The CRP is intended to reduce the Company’s cost structure and improve its operational efficiency beyond the expected cost savings of the cost reduction plan announced on January 5, 2023 in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with Securities and Exchange Commission on January 5, 2023.

The CRP will include a reduction in the Company’s employee base by 326 employees, which constitutes a reduction of approximately 30% in the Company’s global workforce. In connection with the CRP, the Company estimates that it will record an aggregate restructuring charge related to one-time termination benefits in the range of approximately $5.0 million to $7.0 million. The substantial majority of these charges will result in cash expenditures.

Cash expenditures in connection with the CRP consist of payments for salary, benefits, and unused paid time off for the affected employees from April 28, 2023 through their termination dates, which are expected to occur in late June 2023, reflecting the 60-day notice period required under any applicable Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The CRP will also consist of a severance package that includes a cash severance payment and payments to cover the employer premiums and administration fees for continuation of healthcare coverage for a limited period. The severance package, in some cases, may also include an acceleration of the vesting of certain outstanding restricted stock units to affected employees, and in connection therewith, the Company estimates that it will incur non-cash charges of approximately $0.3 million.

Each affected employee’s eligibility for the severance benefits is contingent upon such employee’s execution (and no revocation) of a separation agreement, which includes a general release of claims against the Company. The Company expects payments relating to the CRP to be completed by the end of the fourth quarter of 2023.

A letter to the Company’s employees from Ayub Khattak, the Company’s Co-Founder, Chairman, & Chief Executive Officer, regarding the employee restructuring under the CRP is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements related to the expected benefits of and timing of completion of the CRP, and the expected costs and charges of the CRP. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “aims,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “seeks,” “assumes,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “foresees,” “forecasts,” “predicts,” “targets,” “commitments,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Company’s current plans, assumptions, beliefs, and expectations. Forward-looking statements are subject to the occurrence of many events outside of the Company’s control. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the risk that the restructuring costs and charges may be greater than anticipated; the risk that the Company’s restructuring efforts may adversely affect the Company’s internal programs and the Company’s ability to recruit and retain skilled and motivated personnel, and may be distracting to employees and management; the risk that the Company’s restructuring efforts may negatively impact the Company’s business operations and reputation with or ability to serve customers; the risk that the Company’s restructuring efforts may not generate their intended benefits to the extent or as quickly as anticipated; and other risks and uncertainties included in the reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and in other filings the Company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, available at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these risks and uncertainties. Investors and others are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)    Exhibits

Exhibit No.Description
Letter to Cue Health Inc. employees from Ayub Khattak, dated April 28, 2023.
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL Document).



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Cue Health Inc.
 Date: April 28, 2023By:/s/ Aasim Javed
 Name:Aasim Javed
 Title:Chief Financial Officer